On Monday I had the pleasure to eat lunch with Rachel Corrie‘s parents and Paul Larudee from the ISM and Free Gaza project. Rachel Corrie was killed in Rafah, Gaza while trying to prevent an Israeli bulldozer from destroying a house, and since then her death has gained widespread notoriety. Rachel’s father had gone to Rafah after her death to talk to the people there, and the media had said that he was kidnapped. I asked him about this because I read of his own account and knew that he maintains that he was never kidnapped. Nonetheless, this is the story that made headlines. At any rate, what is happening in Rafah as I write this is quite panicky.